While we were all busy preparing for the long weekend last week, the General Santos City International Airport has started facilitating three daily flights to Manila on October 25, 2009!
This came about due to the country’s leading airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) offering twice daily flights to travellers from the SOCCSKSARGEN Area, in addition to Philippine Airlines single daily flight on the same route.
CEB used to offer the 2 GenSan-Manila flights three times a week only.
Now, passengers from the South Central Mindanao and outlying areas can have a choice between morning flights that leave GenSan at 9:20am (CEB) and 10:-5am (PAL); and afternoon flights that depart GenSan at 2:50pm (CEB) on a DAILY BASIS.
From Manila, Cebu Pacific flies out to GenSan at 7:00am and 12:30pm while Philippine Airlines depart for GenSan at 7:05am everyday.
With this increase in frequencies daily, which hopefully will produce CHEAPER FARES due to tight competition between the two giant airlines, let us expect more movement of people and goods from GenSan to Manila and vice versa.
Hopefully, this will boost even more the tourism potential and economy of General Santos, in particular and Soccsksargen in general.
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sana makita ng PAL or CEB opportunity to add international flights via Gensan dahil hub tayo sa south.
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wish ko rin magkaroon na ng gensan-bangkok pra lagi ako uuwi.
isa lang ang sagot dyan fahdingding — MEDICAL TOURISM!
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To increase air traffic, dapat maraming tao papasok dito not just in GENSAN but the whole SOCSKSARGEN Region…Paano? TOURISM INDUSTRY! Kahit anong ganda ng AIrport natin, maski eto pa pinakahigh tech sa boung mundo, kung konti lang naman ang air traffic definitely mahal pa rin ang fare… Dapat ma – induce natin mga tao both locals and foreigner pumunta sa REGION natin dahil pag malakas ang demand ng air travel, definitely bababa din ang fare (Supply – Demand equation) then because maganda ang air traffic sa GENSAN, maraming airlines na rin papasok dito at di malayo magkakaroon na rin ng INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS dito sa GENSAN!
how we wish, all of this will come true……..sigh!
Now if only they could start flights between GenSan and KL…. 😀
ay, mas choks og SING-GES nonstop direct. 🙂
@BrAvO SiX… Well see next year baka ma improve na landing system natin at meron na rin night flight airport natin since meron naman daw budget. I think gensan airport is very much capable of expanding at this point since our population alone grow tremendously plus our nearby cities & municipalities commuters. If only our airport terminal here will improve, I’m sure those who prefer to go to davao will no longer go there. Remember it was featured here that we belong now to the “Billionaires Club” in terms of coffers contribution, so will just wait whats next….
@BrAvO SiX Says:
problema kasi kung sa davao ka lalapag from say for example Singapore-DVAO, mag travel kapa to gensan. hassle kasi. mas okay ung INTL-MNL-GSC on the same day.
kapag nag-book ka on the day itself, a one way ticket to manila costs more than 5k. how could they charge this much? yang 5k na yan round trip na to thailand ngayon!
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@BrAvO SiX: thanks for promoting the sector, kaso hasta pud mahala sa fare. kun-compare nimo kung mu-agi og manila mas maka mura pa japun ka. and besides pirmi full book. maayo pa mag open sad ang silk air og direct non-stop singapore-gensan sector bisag 2x weekly lang sa. diba?
sa mga registered OFW, may tawad pag galing international to domestic route on the same date….hehehehe!
sa PAL pala 180 sori…
ok tong maraming flyts mnila-gensan ..kaso lang ang mahal ng per kilo na bagahe…150 sa ceb pacific tapos mla gsc 180…nakakabaliw!! wala bang tawad boss!!
More flights more visitor. Good for business ito 🙂 Onward GSC! 🙂
wishing for everyday flights (ges-ceb-ges) on cebupac…
hopefully magkakaroon na ng night flights ang Gensan but bago mangyari yan the DOTC should upgrade the airport’s instrument landing system (ILS) to CAT II or to a higher CAT III level para ma-facilitate ang flights safely.
The good thing of this categories, the airport can handle aircraft’s take-off/approach/anding even in poor visibility due to rain, fog,etc
Yah i agree kay jinky. I hope that there will be night flights soon papunta and pauwi ng gensan para we don’t have to wake up early….***wink***
Monopolized kasi cguro ng PAL ang flights gaya dati or baka konti lang talaga passenger traffic ng PAL kaya mataas ang presyo para at least maka boundary man lamang! hahaha! ano yan JEEP o Taxi? lol…
talking of international flights (if only you are in a hurry to go home)…no need to connect your flight in manila to gensan. may route sector po ang Singapore airlines sa Davao thru silk air. Singapore-Davao-Cebu-Davao-Singapore.
mas malapit sa gensan at wala ka ng alalahaning excess baggage…
I really wonder ngano man sobra ka dako ang difference sa fare rate kun i-compare and MNL-DVO and MNL-GES flights? hmmm…lalo na sa PAL ha…nako ha, I really smell something fishy going on and this is not good and healthy for Gen. Santos air traffic. Tuloy marami pa rin ang tumatakbo pa sa davao para lang maka mura sa fare. nako ha….
If i had an international flight arriving manila at noon, i wanted to go home to gensan the same day and a late afternoon flight leaving Manila is much much better. i wish the two airlines could read this.
sana meron na rin tayong night flights no just like Davao. . .para pwedeng uwian pag may mga VIPs na visitors from Manila. . .
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konti pa rin ang three flights a day in terms of passengers. kaya konti yan kasi most probably ang cargo to and from gensan is not that big.
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Great news indeed!
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Compared to other cities in MIndanao, mas konti pa rin flights here in GENSAN pero in fairness, improving na ang air traffic ngayon… Kelan kaya ang INTERNATIONAL flights? hehehehe!
this is good news to jet setters…..
now, we can choose our flight schedules to Manila in our convenience..
hopefully, they will do the same with Gensan – Cebu sector..